In the state Department fear that these students can engage in espionage.
The U.S. government expressed its concern due to the Chinese students, some of which you can assign technologies and valuable information. This was announced Thursday at a regular briefing for journalists the head a press-services of the Department of state Heather Nauert.
“Many Chinese students are educated in the us, we have established relationships in this field with the government of China, she said. There are concerns that some may come to the US and try to take our technology and information home for reasons that are of concern to the U.S. government.”
Thus Nauert responded to a request to comment on an article published Wednesday in the newspaper Politico, which alleged that the President of the United States Donald trump allegedly called spies most Chinese students studying in America.
Nauert noted that he did not read the article and could not more to discuss on this topic.